LEB Completes 3rd Phase of Rheidol Hydropower Control Room Project
LEB Construction has completed phase three of a four-phase project for Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, at the Rheidol hydropower plant near Aberystwyth.
The control room at the Rheidol hydropower plant is the HQ for control of all Statkraft assets in the UK and the project involves an upgrade of the facilities to ensure resilience and continuous operation.
The LEB team carried out a refurbishment to the existing control room building and substation in phase 1, including remodelling of the accommodation and redecoration. In phase 2, we constructed a new back-up control room, including the complex M&E and data installation required, along with a new car park. In phase 3, we have updated the former back-up control room in an efficient six-week programme that involved remodelling the interior space, re-wiring the property, installing a new kitchen, refurbishing the toilet facilities and installing a new fire alarm system.
The project will enable Statkraft to ensure business continuity is maintained for its assets across the UK, while providing a comfortable, contemporary workplace for its control room teams. The LEB team is due to start the fourth and final stage of the project in October.
Luke Baker, managing director of LEB commented: “We’re delighted to have completed another phase of this control room upgrade for Statkraft.
“As a company that is committed to sustainability ourselves, it’s brilliant to work for a client that is providing access to renewable energy and helping so many businesses and people across Europe to do their bit to address climate change. We’re looking forward to completing the project later this year.”